The extraordinary Ruby Wax joins us in Bath to discuss her latest book A Mindfulness Guide for Survival. Best known as a successful comedian, TV writer and performer, Ruby also holds a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University, and was awarded an OBE in 2015 for her services to mental health.
In her own words, she has “written this workbook for you to use as a guide on how to drop anchor when life, and the world around you, gets too daunting. It’s filled with exercises and information for when you’re suddenly forced to confront the hard truths or as I like to call them the BIG SIX realities – difficult emotions, uncertainty, loneliness, change, dissatisfaction and death.
It isn’t just about how to get through a pandemic… Or the post-pandemic fall-out. It is a WAKE UP call. One that will increase your awareness of every moment through mindfulness.
So SCRIBBLE in it. DOODLE in it. Take it EVERYWHERE. No one is going to see what’s inside but you. This is not just another self-help book. Think of it as an evolve-yourself book.
I do hope it helps you hold the rudder straight, no matter how turbulent the waves, and that you come out the other end buoyant, with a new appreciation for the privilege of life.”
Join us and Ruby in Komedia for an evening to remember as we talk mental health, mindfulness, and how the pandemic has changed our approach to mental wellness.